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ALFA announces endorsements of state lawmakers

ALFA endorsed state senators Dan Roberts and Greg Reed and state representatives Danny Garrett and Joe Lovvorn.

The logo of the Alabama Farmer's Federation.

ALFA announced its endorsements of four candidates for seats in the Alabama Legislature Friday.

The federation endorsed state senators Dan Roberts, R-Mountain Brook, and Greg Reed, R-Jasper, and state representatives Danny Garrett, R-Trussville, and Joe Lovvorn, R-Auburn.

All four are incumbents.

Roberts received his Master of Science degree in Real Estate Development and Urban Affairs from Georgia State University. He is a small-business owner in Birmingham.

“It is my honor to receive the Alabama Farmers Federation endorsement,” Roberts said. “I am excited about continuing to represent the needs of my constituency in District 15.”

In 2021, Reed was unanimously elected to serve as Senate President Pro Tempore.

Reed received his undergraduate degree in business from the University of Alabama. He is a member of the Jasper Rotary Club and is involved in multiple civic and charitable organizations throughout his district.

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“I am deeply humbled to receive this endorsement from our district’s farmers and will work hard to represent them and all the citizens and businesses of Senate District 5,” Reed said. “It is a high honor to be recognized by the farming community.”

Garrett received his B.S. Degree in accounting and his master’s degree in tax accounting from the University of Alabama. 

“Rep. Garrett is a strong conservative leader,” said Dr. Stevan Parsons, Jefferson County Farmers Federation president. “He knows the needs of the agricultural and business communities, and we know he will continue to do an excellent job for us in Montgomery and in District 44.”

For most of his career, Garrett has served in senior and executive positions with international and national public companies. He retired as chief financial officer of Signature Homes.“I am humbled to receive the endorsement of Alabama farmers,” said Garrett. “I will work hard for them and all the people and businesses of House District 44 to make it the best it can be.”

Lovvorn received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Auburn University. He is a business owner and a retired fire battalion chief. 

“Joe Lovvorn is a business leader and education advocate who understands the needs of the people of this district,” said Jamie Lazenby, Lee County Farmers Federation president. “He is a conservative who will represent the needs of our district well in the Legislature, just as he has been doing in our community for years.”

Lovvorn is a Rotarian, a member of the Auburn, Opelika and Montgomery Chambers of Commerce, and participates in key leadership positions in many civic and charitable organizations within the community.

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“I am honored to have the endorsement of the Alabama Farmers Federation,” Lovvorn said. “It will be my privilege to continue to take the voice of the farmers and the people of this district to Montgomery.”

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